French Oak eh? Well, I'm a broad minded kinda guy.
We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.
He said this is his 3rd visit to the Seattle market. I hope it was successful enough that he makes the trip more often in the future. And now I want to meet Jim Rutledge!
It's official, the Weller shortage has come to Washington.
I was at Total Wine in Bellevue today and noticed the Weller 12 was missing from the shelf, and only 2 bottles of OWA. I asked an employee who looked up stock on Weller 12 and said that only 4 bottles were available in the entire state (Vancouver and Spokane), and only a little more of OWA. Both SKUs had an ETA of March 2014 for new stock, and Total Wine is surprisingly accurate with their ETA, at least in Washington State.
BevMo doesn't stock any Weller products and I haven't seen it at any other popular liquor stores, so as far as I know TW is our only (reasonable) source for Weller products. Glad I have a deep bunker on both!
Clearview was blowing out WSR at a good price but their W12 price was on the ridiculous end of the pricing spectrum.
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¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!
"Really though, my hands are sore. The tool was doing it's thing with a flex hose." -Barrel_Proof
New Seattle area member here. I've noticed the same: the Weller products that most like to compare to the Van Winkle products are suddenly in short supply. They were in stock just a couple weeks ago, but suddenly are not any longer.
maybe the 'poor mans van winkle' story has caught on...